One of the most recent and stunning revelations of archaeology is an enormous pyramidal structure in Java Indonesia called Gunung Padang – ‘the Mountain of Light’. The site was (re)discovered by respected Indonesian geologist Danny Hilman Natawidjaja who earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2003. Danny very generously gave us an extensive presentation he created showing… Continue reading
Many of Peru’s ancient structures have lasted well, but not the pyramids. Most of them have eroded so much they are unrecognisable. Below is a restored adobe pyramid from around 800BC, located in the middle of the high-rise district of San Isidro.Covering over 540 acres and including 26 major pyramids the Tucume site dates to about 1100 AD. The… Continue reading
There are three stepped pyramids within this ancient Mayan ceremonial centre, located in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The more famous of these is the Pyramid of Inscriptions. Its height of 20 metres consists of eight stepped storeys, not counting the temple on top. Inside the temple, two large vaulted chambers house three glyphic panels which collectively… Continue reading
THE GEOMETRY OF THE WAITAPU VALLEY
THE KHAFRE PYRAMID GEOMETRY IN THE NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPE.
We’ll start off by assessing the Khafre Pyramid 3,4,5 triangle geometry first, as it extends between markers on all 4 sites and sets up a template for creating additional geometry of the Great Pyramid and Menkaure Pyramid of the Giza Plateau. In antiquity the pyramid… Continue reading
Egyptian pyramids? Sure, everyone knows about the ones at Giza – and a few aficionados might know about the 138 others (!) scattered around them. Mesoamerican pyramids? Okay, a lot of folks know about them, too — or even that the great one at Cholula is considered to be the largest one in the world.
(reconstruction of a typical… Continue reading
In 1912, Fred Meyer Schroder and Oscar Maman travelled to Shensi. They not only dealt in tobacco and candles but also supplied the Mongolians with weapons. Their guide along the Chinese-Mongolian border was a monk, Bogdo (“the holy one”), who told them they would soon stumble upon some ancient pyramids. Though he himself had never seen them, he knew… Continue reading
The pyramids of China are approximately 100 ancient mounds, many of which were used for burial. Most of them are located within 100 kilometers of the city of Xi’an, on the Qin Chuan Plains in the Shaanxi Province, central China.
The existence of pyramids in China has come in two stages. Most early stories were focused on the existence of… Continue reading